This Innovative, Space-Saving Spice Rack Organizes Seasonings and Pantry Staples

published Sep 14, 2022
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Nothing makes a kitchen feel chaotic quicker than countertop clutter. You could have the most petite cook space on the block, but as long as your counters are (relatively) organized, it will still feel like a million bucks. You know what doesn’t feel good? Rogue spice containers, endless canisters, and utensils covering every square inch of your space (seriously, invest in a good utensil storage solution — it will change your life!).

The problem? Many times, small kitchens lack some of the “creature comforts” of larger models, such as pantries and cabinet space, which make it infinitely easier to keep the countertops clear of clutter. So, what’s the solution? I mean, you can’t exactly make a pantry out of thin air, right? Well, now you can — at least, sort of. Enter: Yamazaki’s Double Pantry Organizer, which acts as a do-it-all hub on your countertop for those oft-used items you find yourself reaching for time and time again.

The piece is pretty genius in its simplicity and boasts a relatively small footprint which makes it ideal for kitchens that are short on available space. Here’s how it works: The basic structure of the piece is similar to a small-scale spice rack, with two tiers (each covered in a slip-proof rubber mat) that are about 8 inches in length. The top of the unit is ideal for holding all those necessary (but sometimes messy!) cooking ingredients you turn to every day, including olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite spices. The bottom can be put to work in a similar fashion — or, you can use the two large 22-ounce containers that come with the piece to fashion yourself a makeshift pantry. Each container boasts an easy-open flip-top lid, but they’re not air-tight, so you’ll want to be mindful of what you store inside.

Not only will having your most-used cooking ingredients in one central place streamline your countertops, but it will also speed up your meal prep routine, allowing you to work off the unit as a “command station” of sorts, instead of spending precious time searching for your next ingredient. Another fun idea: Use this unit to create a station dedicated to one of your culinary passions — think: your morning coffee, smoothie, or yogurt parfait — so that everything you need is in one spot. The canisters would be the ideal spot to house ground coffee, sugar, chia seeds, oats, and more, while the top can corral your sweeteners, syrups, jams, cacao nibs, and just about anything else you can think of.

At $40, the Yamazaki Pantry Organizer is a steal when you consider just how many items you’d have to buy to replace all the functionality it delivers. Snag one (or three) now and be on your way to the organized kitchen of your dreams.

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: This Innovative, Space-Saving Spice Rack Stores Seasonings and Pantry Staples